I am a Charlotte native and a self-publised author who enjoys to write and travel to as many places as I can. I have always loved to write, but it was not until a few years ago that I got the extra want to write. First about myself in “Life as Lisa: The Skin I’m In… The Skin I Was Given” before doing any fiction novels- I just felt like I had a story to tell. I am not a superstar, or a “known figure” by any means, but being gay in the world that we live in- and knowing how to overcome the many adversities that the LGBT community faces on a daily basis, I felt- and feel that my story of situations that I overcame as I transitioned from a young confused kid into a still confused young adult into the now proud and confident adult that I am could be inspiring if to nothing more than just one person.
Also, I felt- and feel that if I can make at least one person less ignorant about the LGBT community, then I believe that I have served my purpose. My first book, again, “Life As Lisa: The Skin I’m In… The Skin I Was Given” which was released on March 4, 2017 is a feel-good book that depicts my life as a young girl that knew she was different at a very young age, who had to navigate the world and figure it all out on my own. I did not have an outlet to talk to about being gay, so at seven, yes seven years of age, I went through the difficult struggle of understanding my feelings and attractions to females all by myself.
The book continues to travel through my young adult years- showing my struggles of admitting that I was gay- scared of what people would think about me and more importantly, embarassed of what I thought about myself. The book then travels into my adult years to where I finally came to love and embrace my sexuality and could care less about what people thought about me and still feel the same way to this day. So many years later is when I finally realized that how I loved and who I loved was not wrong. This book is a roller coaster of sex, relationships, and situations that will make you laugh, make you mad, and make you want to love again and again.
After my first book, my want for writing continued with the release of my second book- which was released on April, 7 2017, “What the Heart Wants”, which has done extremely well on Amazon. My third book, “Mystic Encounters” has also become a hit after being released on September 12, 2017. My fourth book, “Vanished in Plain Sight”, one of my favorites, was released on December 13, 2017- right in time for Christmas! My fifth book, “Net of Lies” hit the stands on June 6, 2018 and has done very well! “Silent Noise”, my 6th work, has a very important message that I felt needed to be shared, and like my first novel- it is a story about my own personal journey. What was supposed to be a new chapter with my company of over 11 years turned into a horrible experience of workplace abuse after relocating to Syracuse, NY.
This novel tells the story of the decision that I made to take a stand and use my voice over the company’s silence of what was happening behind closed doors and also about the decision of what my relationship with that company was going to be going forward . Silent Noise hit the stands on January 26, 2019 and I am happy to say that it has also been a success! Lastly, the newest addition to my growing collection, “Love at 30,000 Feet” officially hit the stands on July 5, 2020 and I predict that it will also do just as well as the others, being that my first copy was sold within hours of its release!
I actually have some ideas for my 8th novel but nothing on paper quite yet! Definitely stay tuned for that! Thank you to everyone who has downloaded and invested in my work… much love, and respect to each of you 🙏🏾. I hope that everyone who reads my stories enjoys them as much as I enjoy writing them!